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April 3, 2017
Interesting idea. Clever ending. Surprised me. Tim Robbins, Jeff Bridges, Joan Cusack all good. History professor teaching class in terrorism begins to suspect neighbor. Maybe could have kept you guessing about the neighbor a little longer.
January 7, 2017
A nice thriller, it got me bored a little, though..
October 25, 2016
An excellent thriller...eerie and diabolical at times in its presentation. Makes you rethink the possibility that some conspiracy theories may have more truth to them than at first meets the eye.
½ October 19, 2016
If "The 'Burbs" replaced its humor with embarrassing scenery chewing, freeze frames, silly flashbacks and self-righteous political discussions.
October 18, 2016
It really might have been good...if it hadn't been so preposterously stupid.
October 3, 2016
Phenomenally underrated masterpiece. What I like is the underlying current that I think gets lost somewhere in the plot twists and turns....the idea that "do we really know who our neighbors are? Do we even talk to them?"
July 8, 2016
Don't miss this well acted thriller about home grown terror cells. I believe this was an HBO films production and it is a first class film all the way . It will have you thinking , really how well do we know our neighbors. I own the disc but still watch it off it comes on t.v. Great surprise ending!!
Super Reviewer
June 22, 2016
Jeff Bridges is a college professor who begins to suspect that his neighbor might be a terrorist. This movie's plot twists right down to the very end of the film were amazing. They kept you guessing and wondering what was going to happen. Jeff Bridges turns in a remarkably paranoid performance in this one. For some reason it seems like a lot of people haven't seen this movie but it is definitely not to be missed.
½ May 31, 2016
An engaging thriller with an unconventional resolution.
Super Reviewer
½ April 20, 2016
Pretty interesting. The way this movie plays out is pretty cool, culminating in one of the best "gotcha" moments I've ever seen in a movie.
April 6, 2016
Jeff and Tim keep this barely afloat. Story is almost a farce.
½ March 16, 2016
One of those most underrated movies in my opinion.
March 5, 2016
Mostly mediocre but saved by the ending.

Michael Faraday (played by Jeff Bridges) is a Professor, specialising in modern terrorism and terrorist acts on US soil in particular. His wife was an FBI agent but was killed in a bungled operation. A new family moves into the neighbourhood and, to Michael, certain things about the husband of the family don't gel. So he does some investigating...

For much of this movie, this was a very conventional, run-of-the-mill thriller. Even calling it a "thriller" flatters it, as it had no twists or intrigues at all - everything was out in plain sight. Then it got even worse, degenerating into mindless chase scenes.

However, it redeems itself, to an extent, with a great twist at the end. But for that this would have been a total write-off.
½ May 30, 2015
Good cast and good thriller movie about terrorism that leaves you wondering about your own neighbourhood.
½ May 20, 2015
Surprisingly good thriller that is elevated by fine performances from Robbins and Bridges.
April 9, 2015
Viewed this on 8/4/15
Arlington road is a unique, realistic, potent, edge of the seat thriller that's able to hold the attention of the viewers for each and every single instant. It doesn't even have a single dull moment, it's pacing is extraordinary and that balances out all the predictability of the film. Arlington Road is extremely realistic film about terrorism, false security and faulty investigative nature.
March 11, 2015
you knew all along that Tim Robbins was nefarious, but I felt like the movie moved too quickly at parts, leaving you clueless as to his motivations and leaving him to be "evil with no background." still enjoyed it though.
February 23, 2015
Joan Cusack has a scene where she scares the shit out of you with just one look!
½ February 13, 2015
Preposterous, perhaps, but completely engrossing. Arlington Road is not easily forgotten.
January 30, 2015
One of the Best & most underrated film of the 1990's! A masterpiece! Mark Pellington skillfully directs this conspiracy addled psycho-drama starring an as-always ecxellent Jeff Bridges and a very creepy Tim Robbins.
Arlington Road is a hallucinatory, spellbinding, and expertly crafted piece of cinema that they don't make enough of anymore. Hitchcock would have Loved it! A-
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